Santa Cruz Sentinel from Santa Cruz, California on October 31, 1986 · Page 18
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Santa Cruz, California
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Friday, October 31, 1986
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p"v V s' ' j. .:, ,-- -jj- -,$ ' V" V1 w V '". t" v - f. v '6.' "J" V i , ,. ,-- ' rf - '" ' "V " it Friday, Oct. 31, 1986 - Santa Cruz Sentlnel-A-19 Soviet predicts more religious freedom Religion roundup Church group gives ler, has resigned from a justice group lobbying Congress for federal funding of abortions for rape and incest victims. Sister Traxler, director of the in-terfaith Institute of Women Today to help women in jails and prisons, told National Cathoplic News Service she had been, told to stay away from the abortion issue. Funds won't go to women clergy ATLANTA (AP) - The Southern Baptist Home Mission Board has voted not to give financial support to any woman who is a pastor of a local church. Under Baptist practice, a local church can ordain whomever it deems fit, and more than 200 women have been ordained, despite opposition to such ordinations by fundamentalists. The board's action came amid growing fundamentalist power in the denomination. Relief sent to El Salvador NEW YORK (AP) - Church relief organizations have rallied to send aid to thousands who were injured and made homeless by a severe earthquake in El Salvador. Money, blankets and blood for survivors were dispatched, and more relief goods were being assembled. Catholic Relief Services committed $150,000 in aid, while Lutheran World Relief made an initial grant of $50,000 to build temporary shelters, and began raising an additional $1 million. Other Protestant denominations, including the Episcopal Church, were taking similar steps. Nun resigns as lobbyist CHICAGO (AP) - On advice of her order, a nun activist in women's issues, Sister Margaret Ellen Trax- to apartheid fight GENEVA, Switzerland (AP) -The World Council of Churches, ; through its special fund to combat f racism, has made 1986 grants totall-; ing 1400,000, much of it to groups opposing apartheid in South Africa. '. Of grants to 51 groups in a dozen ; countries, 45 percent of the total ; went to the African National Con- . gress, which received $80,000, and I the South West Africa People's Or- ! ganization, which received $110,000. Both organizations are outlawed in ! South Africa. The grants,; target of some U.S. : critics in the past, are specified for ; humanitarian ' purposes and come ; only from gifts specially designated for the fund by churches, anti-racist ' groups and governments in Western i Europe. , Since the fund was launched in 1970, grants ( have totalled $6.9 million. r Vatican issues letter on homosexuality ; VATICAN CITY (AP) - The ; Vatican instructed bishops Thursday ! to stamp out pro-homosexual views ! within the Roman Catholic church ; and oppose any attempt to condone j homosexuality through legislation or i other means. ! , In a letter to the bishops approved ; by Pope John Paul II, it accused pro-; homosexual groups of "deceitful ' propaganda" and trying to gain a ; foothold in the church, which has 810 ; million followers. "Increasing numbers of people, even within the church, are bringing enormous pressure to bear on the church to accept the homosexual ! condition as though it were not disordered and to condone homosexual activity," it said. The Vatican, told the bishops and , priests not to support organizations ,' that "seek to undermine the teach-; ing of the church (on homosexuali-; ty ) , which are ambiguous about it, or which neglect it entirely." '. The 15-page letter was dated Oct. 1 ; and made public Thursday. It was ; drawn up by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the watchdog of doctrinal deviation headed by West German-born Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger. He said the letter was being sent because the controversy about homosexuality "even in Catholic circles" has become a matter of "sufficiently grave and widespread importance." j An Italian 'homosexual rights group named Fuori (Outside) issued ' a statement calling the church document "just a futile attempt to force discrimination by those who, perhaps because of love based on true faith, have discovered tolerance." In its instructions, Ratzinger's agency reiterated the Vatican position that homosexual acts are sins. By DAVE SKIDMORE The Associated Press WASHINGTON - An internal re-evaluation of the Soviet Union's political and economic system probably will lead to greater freedom of religion, the Soviet official in charge of religious affairs said Wednesday. Konstantin Kharchev, finishing a two-week visit to meet U.S. political and religious leaders, said the Soviet Union was in the process of reviewing its society, "bearing in mind the goal of democratization." "I believe that this process will continue" and include "the whole aspect of our religious life," he said in an interview, speaking through an interpreter. Kharchev, chairman of the Soviet Council on Religious Affairs, declined to specify how restrictions might be eased, but he mentioned "issues of the church and property" and "democratization of priests' activities." Earlier, at a meeting with Jewish leaders in New York, he mentioned the religious education of children as a possible area of change. Informed of Kharchev's remarks, Richard Schifter, assistant secretary of state for human rights and humanitarian affairs, said there's been no evidence of any change in Soviet policy toward religious believers. "In the last 18 months there has been a continuing policy of oppression in effect. There have been a HOLY CROSS CHURCH 126 High Straat SUHDAY MASSES 7:00-9:00 10:30-12:00 NOON ST. STEPHEH'S LUTHERAN CHUIcH 2500 ) AnaM Pattor Glenn Johraon MORNING WORSHIP 8:30i 11,00 A.M. 9:45 A.M. SUNDAY SCHOOL ADULT ClASS. ... ' Nunery focilltjt Provided. ) Orommtr St. bailor Jim Branhtn j 9:4S a.m. - Sunday Scfwtl 11 tOO a.m. - Marning Warthlp iJO p.m. Ivnlng Sarvfca ' COME GROW WITH US Santa Cruz Assembly I 30th a tromiMr ft. Uvo Oak Pastor Dkk TnnMn Phono 475-4151 or 47.llo SiMl. 10l45 ojn. A 6tOO pjn. (Sowooy tchool Pi30 p.m.) Wod. 7 Qjn. F ELTON Evangelical Free Church SUNDAY SERVICES: 9:30 AM - Sundiy Schoot 10:&0 AM - Morning Wonhlp fl;00 PM - Evanlng Sdrvfc WEDNESDAY SERVICES: 7.-00 PM FREESTYLE (High School) 7:30 PM PriyatTBIbl Study Graham Hill and Zayanta Roads, Falton (408) 335-3418 Nury Provided FIRST SO. BAPTIST CHURCH! 1315 Bulb Avo., Santa Cruz Sunday School 9:45 . Chl!-J, en' Wonhlp 11 iOO Morning Worship 1 1 iOO ' Church Training 6tOO' Evening Worship 7tOQ Wed. Mid-Weak Bible Study 7:30 You are invited fo cornel Pastor Warren Seiverson cAptos cAssembly Potior Slon Steward. 8:30 11:00 a.m. Morning Worship "VICTORIOUS PRAYING" Pastor Stan Steward 6:00 p.m. Evening Worship "PRAYER A PRAISE" Pastor Stan Steward t. . Sun. lOtOO a.m. Christian Ed. Sun. 11:00 a.m. Chlldran'l Church W.d.-Son. 7:00 & 8:00 p.m. Kld'i Knnodo Thur. 6:30 p.m. Slngl. Adult Fallowihlp Pol Luck 7200 Freedom Blvd. 688-3312 . with it. However, a spokeswoman for a New York-based group that monitors Soviet human rights practices said religious minorities remain among the most persecuted groups, in the Soviet Union, and religious leaders who refuse to abide by restrictions have been sent to labor camps and internal exile. "This whole notion of re-evaluation and self-criticism and all those words they're using these days ... always surfaces after a party congress. And the party congress was in February," said Susan Osnos of U.S. Helsinki Watch. "... It's all part of the natural process, but what is also almost part of the natural process is that not much changes." But, she said, even if Kharchev's statements on religious freedom are just talk, it still helps because "the verbal limits have been stretched." "If at some point the Soviets feel it is in their interest to make some concessions, they will. And because this guy has been in the United States and talked to religious leaders, they will know which concessions will get them the greatest mileage," she said. Kharchev, in the interview, acknowledged that local Soviet officials sometimes violate believers' rights, but said "these misunderstandings stem from wrong interpretations" of Soviet law. MT. CALVAIY 1UTHEIAM CHUICH 2601 Park Ave. at Rt. 1 Freeway, Soquel Pastor Paul Pfotenhauer MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE 10:00 A.M. SUNDAY SCHOOL 10:00 A.M. Child Cort. Blblt Study o You're ilwoys wtkomo. Messiah Lutheran Church Tne Cnurch at the hrriieren Hew MoMioj 1:00 cm. tun. .y School . WbU CI PiOO mjn. Monain WonMp IOiM oun. 'Ml Man St., Sente Crwx 42S-tlM Calvary Chapel. or Santa crux "A bolonco bolwoon the Word and lh Sin III" Johnny Johnston Pattor Church Ottka 555 SoqW A, 1 70 Santa Cnti. CoUt. 95062 429-9459 . )(M o.m. Swvks Sunday JVUttlna hLd at V.H. Mtwwrial Acoxkmy 427 Copttoro Rd. brtonston, Sorrta Cnri TtMITY Ht SITTIMMI CMWCH 420 Malm Avanoo 423-8995 WORSHIP ft SUNDAY SCHOOL IOiSO AM Nimory sV ChM Cora PnvMod LIBERTY WORD FELLOWSHIP "Where The Spirit Of The lord It There It 1berfy" II COR 3.17 Youth Lodge 631 26th Avo., Santa Crui Mmmtlng Jlmmtt Sunday 10:30 a.m. Mld-Wook Schedule let A 3rd Wodneiday of the Month Iblo Study 7 PM 4th Sunday ol the Month Pattor Mark Cavanar 420-6188 Coata WonMp draw la fh Unf Whh 1 tnitu Rev. Emily Sanfbrd UNITY TEMPLE 407 oVeojoWoy, ftanta Crui . Phone 1 1 :00 o.m. Sunday Morning "YOUR DIVINE POTENTIAL'1 eerferv Cent 1 1 ojb. Open Men. thru Thurt. 10-4 p.m. DIAl-A-OAIl r-WOMBt 41. 1 106 AFFILIATED WITH UNITY SCHOOL ' Of CHIHSTIANITV, UNITY VILLAGE, MO. LET FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH BE A PLACE FOR YOUR FAMILY 350 Mission Street . at Highland 423-8770 ..Sermon: . "WE BELIEVE IN MAN'S DOMINION" 9:00 am A 1 0:30 am Worship Service IOiOO am - Coftee 9iOO am - Sunday School for All Agos 1 0i30 am Learning Opportunity for Children Nursery Care for All Services Edward E. Breeder), Pastor Tarry B. Nelson, Asst. Pastor SHARE THE VISION lot of arrests and sentencings of members of a whole variety of denominations," he said. The Soviet Union is officially atheistic. Preaching is forbidden outside churches.' Priests, ministers and rabbis, who are licensed by the state, are forbidden to teach the principles of their faith to groups of children. Parents, however, are permitted to tutor their children individually. Kharchev's visit is sponsored by the Appeal of Conscience Foundation, an interfaith organization established in 1965 to promote religious freedom. In New York, Kharchev met with Mayor Ed Koch and Cardinal John O'Conner. He also met with leaders of the Mormon, Baptist, Greek Orthodox and Russian Orthodox churches. He met with Coret-ta Scott King and Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young on Thursday. Rabbi Arthur Schneier, president of the foundation, said Kharchev's visit, the first by anyone holding his position, is significant "because it is important for him to understand the impact that ; American believers have on our domestic and foreign policy" and know about their concern for fellow believers in the Soviet Union. ) Schneier said that in the 20 years since his first visit to the Soviet Union, officials have moved from regarding religion as something that will die with the older generation of believers to ; acknowledging that it will not die nd that they must live (AFIELD PARK CHRISTIAN CHURCH s DUcloloi ot Chrlit 'ill Inert Circle, Santa Crux DanoR f. Johmon, MAiMx tM a.m. Sunday ScHmI 1 1.00 a.m. Mamlnf, Wonhlp Sunday School for All Agoi 9i4S a.m. Worship Service 1 1 iOO a.m. Pastor Tom Perks "A LITTLE MAN GROWS UP" Luke 191-10 peMSrch 230 Ptymonth St.. Santa Cruz SUNDAY; 10 AM-6:30 PM THUBS. 7:30 PM Come Worship WILh Us Pastor iJess Feamslde Phoni 688-6979 721 Laurel, Santa Crui Phone: 426-8365 9:43 a.m. Sundoy School '11:00 a.m. Morning Worship 0:00 p.m. Evangelistic Service 1 MOOi ind Kn The Salvation Army Ron Bden 8:30 & 11:00 A.M. "THIS MATTER OF WORSHIP" Psalm 100 Pastor Webster Speaking 10:OOA.M. Study Hour CALVARY EPISCOPAL CHURCH Center and Lincoln Streete Santa Cruz 8:00 am Holy Eucharist 10:00 am Sunday School 6f Childcare 10:00 am Choral Eucharist 5:00 pm Evening Prayer Office 423-8787 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 41 1 Roxat Street 423-1080 Santa Cruz . 9:43 a.m. Sunday School for all agos 11 :00 a.m. Morning Service "WHAT'S IN A NAME?" i Posfor S. Kay Wellington i lent of Morrktey at Fatrmount loftto Roxat 11:00 A.M. Service 6PM (fie weavu and vtiJUL give, you w. - Juuo Chiukt T I oaaBSBBBlaiaBaooo-ooMOOOooaoooooaoaaooaoaaaoaB "An overly benign interpretation" has been given to the homosexual condition, which "must be seen as an objective disorder," it asserted. Prelates in some countries, including the United States, have struggled with government authorities over homosexual rights. Church leaders in New York City unsuccessfully contested an action designed to protect homosexuals from job discrimination. The Vatican has taken disciplinary action against some churchmen for advocating liberal views on homosexuality. It said in the instructions that the church position "cannot be revised by pressure from civil legislation or trend of the moment." In assessing proposed legislation, the document said the bishops "should keep as their uppermost concern the responsibility to defend and promote family life." Civil legislation, it said, cannot protect "behavior to which no one has any conceivable right." In an apparent reference to the dangers of AIDS, the letter said: "Even when the practice of homosexuality may seriously threaten the lives and well-being of a large number of people, its advocates remain undeterred and refuse to consider the magnitude of the risks involved." Acquired immune deficiency syn COMMUNITY CtmCH OF GOD Alliliilii Dili Cluck il Ctrl, Allium. Int. 41st ht. t ktwrni, Ciprtti 47S-M17 Frank M. Yerden, Senior Potior 10:43 a.m. Service "LESSONS FROM HABAKKUK" Pastor Yordon Spooking i 6:00 p.m. Evening Service UNITED METHODIST CHURCHES Nursery Care Provided ot All Churchet LIVE OAK UNITED 2091 17lh Avnu 475-1071 MS .). Ceordi School for oH sen J. Donald Hougland Pattor 1 1 tOO a.m. Wonhlp "GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER?" . 5- p.m. Youth Group Mooting GRACE CHURCH 1024 Soqutl Ave. 425-1770 Clyde Vaughn, Pallor 9:43 Chriftlan , Education 1 1 tOO Worship Service Communion Sunday Reformation Sunday "SAVED BY ' FAITH ALONE" FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 250 California St. 429-6B0O 9:30 a.m. Church School lliOO o.m. Morning Wonhlp "THANKSGIVING FOR CHRISTIANS ONLY" . Rev. Travis Campbell Preaching 'Not By Might, S630 Soquel Drive (4081 d5i drome is spread primarily by sexual contact and the sharing of needles by drug abusers. In the United States, a majority of its victims are homosexuals. The church is "really concerned about the many who are not represented by the pro-homosexual movement and about those who may have been tempted to believe its deceitful propaganda," the document stated. It called on bishops to develop pastoral programs for homosexuals including assistance of the psychological, sociological and medical sciences. Pro-homosexual groups try to project a false notion that homosexuality is "at least a completely harmless, if not an entirely good, thing," it said. Although the church condemns "violent malice in speech or in action" against homosexuals, the Vatican said, bishops must state clearly that homosexuality is immoral and resist pressure from the pro-homosexual movement within the church to change its teaching. Bishops should not permit the use of church buildings by such groups, including facilities of Catholic schools and colleges, the letter said. "To some, such permission to use church property may seem only just and charitable, but in reality it is ... misleading and often scandalous," Ratzinger's agency told the prelates. (1) REVIVAL! m First Foursquare Churcn ( of Santa Cruz ! 1101 Bay Street 429-9717 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship Service 6:00 p.m. Evening Service Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 p.m. . fiX Rev. James R Slsco Pastor (Jr) 'The Bay Street Revival" wj ,Uoiltil Churih; l thrift CX3 FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 900 High Street Santa Cruz, (408) 426-2010 WE INVITE YOU TO WORSHIP WITH US Child tat h available Sunday, Wovember 2, 1986 9:00 a.m. Church School Classes (Adult and Youth) 10:30 a.m. - Worship Service and Discovery Hour Sermon: "SINGIN' THE BLUES" Text: 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12( Luke 19:1-10 12:00 rJoon-Trt-Anmiol Meeting And luncheon Tuesday, November 4, 1986 11:30 o.m.-Women's fellowship 4:00 p.m.-Youth Club Wednesday, November 5, 1986 10:00 a.m.-BIWe Study Rev. W. Matthew Broadbent Minister "A Unltmf Church In Christ" Or By Power, But By My Spirit" P.O. Box 1 180 SoqueL California 95073 47S - 2545 1408) 688-6768 George J. Russell Pastor LA AAFFT5 AT fAPITOLA THEATRE SUNDAY 10:00 AM 462-1142 Judge C. Llndsey, Pastor First Church of fh NAZARENE IIS Se. Merrhv AvmM 423-3630 Fred Shepard, Pastor SIMPAT SCHOOL - iJO A.M. MOMHK WORSHIP - 10:45 A.M. EVEMM WORSHIP - 6i00 P.M. MIDWEEK WED. 7i00 P.M. Nunmry Core All Sei-vfcet f OK YOU MLIOIOUS SCIlNCt CAN tlOVIDf: A NEW WAY TO THINK AN ALTERNATIVE WAY TO BELIEVE A BETTER WAY TO LIVE JOIN US ANY SIMMY A.M. Ot WEDNESDAY rM. YOU'LL FIND THAT THERE IS A POWER FOR GOOD IN THE UNIVERSE, GREATER THAN YOU ARE, AND YOU CAN USE ITI This Week: FROM PROBLEM TO PROJECT SCIENCE OF MIND CHURCH Of nriuHniic SCENCE Sniti Cruz. CeWwrt 1 RODt. I. Jicuson, mniiMoi Sunday Service 9:30 a.i.i. and 1 1 iOO a.m. Youth Group, Junior Church A Nonary at tliOO a.m. only , t An EHNSYLVAN1A AVB.. OOKSTOM OWN MONDAY-FRIDAY You Art Invited To Our Mid-Week Faith lift Inspiration & Information Every Wednetdi ff.aaaaaaBHIaoBBaHaaaooaooaaaaaaaaajaaaaaa km SANTA CRUZ : CHRISTIAN CHURCH .'; ' 440 Frederick Street Santa Cruz, CA 95060 1 L Come grow with us as we seek to: (408)429-1162 ........ .) 9:30 A.M. Bible Study Hour for all ages Senior Pastor Craig Pox J Speaking at all (3) morning services e Worship the Lord Jesus Christ. e Edify the saints through teaching & encouragement. e Reach out to the lost and hurting of our community and the world. 10:45 A.M. Morning Worship Service "HOW TO LIVE A SUCCESSFUL LIFE" 5:30 P.M. Prayer and Meditation 6:00 P.M. Evening Worship Service "YOU'RE A MIRACLE LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO HAPPEN" WEDNESDAY EVENING Prayer & Bible Study 7:00 P.M. "Personally In Proverbs" 8:00, 9:30, Evening Matthew U-.U "Come to He. alt heavy-laden, and I who Nursery Care Provided at all series

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